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2017
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this guide is to provide information for health service organisations to help them improve the quality of care and health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people based on the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.

2018
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The Commission has identified a set of six essential elements for comprehensive care delivery, which represent different stages or processes that a patient may experience when clinical care is delivered.

2015
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this guide is to provide practical guidance for managers and practitioners responsible for credentialing, and for determining and managing, a health practitioner’s scope of clinical practice. This is an ancillary guide only. It does not replace or supersede state, territory or organisational policies on credentialing.

2017
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this guide is to assist day procedure services to align their patient safety and quality improvement programs using the framework of the NSQHS Standards (second edition). This guide will also assist individuals involved in the accreditation process.

2018
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this use guide is intended to support:

  • Implementation of the NSQHS Standards in all healthcare settings where the standards apply.
  • Services which are not specialist mental health services.
  • Members of the workforce when they are providing health services to people with existing or emerging mental health issues.
2017
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this guide is to assist health service organisations to align their patient safety and quality improvement programs using the framework of the NSQHS Standards.

2017
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this guide is to assist health service organisations to align their patient safety and quality improvement programs using the framework of the NSQHS Standards (second edition).

2018
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this user guide is to provide an overview of the key concepts and issues that should be addressed when measuring and evaluating consumer partnerships, and to inform the development of evaluation and monitoring plans for the Partnering with Consumers Standard.

2018
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this guide is to support health service organisations to provide safe and high-quality care for children using the framework of the NSQHS Standards *

2019
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this guide is to advise members of governing bodies exercising their governance responsibilities for implementing the NSQHS Standards.

2019
Guide, user guide or guidelines

This user guide outlines critical actions in the second edition of the NSQHS Standards that support safe and high quality care for patients with cognitive impairment or at risk of delirium.

2018
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this guide is to describe the actions in the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards (second edition) for health service organisations about to commence operations. Interim accreditation to the requirements set out in this document will generally apply for the first 12 months of operation.

2018
Guide, user guide or guidelines

A risk matrix can be used to assist health service organisations prioritise competency assessments and identify clinical areas and/or procedures of high risk.

2019
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) sought feedback on the draft National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards Aged Care Module.  This module has been developed to allow organisations to meet the requirements of both the NSQHS Standards and the Aged Care Quality (ACQ) Standards by assessment to one set of standards. Consultation is now closed.

2019
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this guide is to explain how health service organisations can implement Action 1.28 of the Clinical Governance Standard.